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Luke 2:12

    Luke 2:12 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And this shall be a sign to you; You shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And this is the sign unto you: Ye shall find a babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, and lying in a manger.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And this is the sign to you: you will see a young child folded in linen, in the place where the cattle have their food.

    Webster's Revision

    And this is the sign unto you: Ye shall find a babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, and lying in a manger.

    World English Bible

    This is the sign to you: you will find a baby wrapped in strips of cloth, lying in a feeding trough."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And this is the sign unto you; Ye shall find a babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, and lying in a manger.

    Definitions for Luke 2:12

    Swaddling clothes - Clothes used for wrapping.

    Clarke's Commentary on Luke 2:12

    This shall be a sign (or token) unto you - You shall find this glorious person, however strange it may appear, wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a stable! It is by humility that Christ comes to reign; and this is the only way into his kingdom! Pride is the character of all the children of Adam: humility the mark of the Son of God, and of all his followers. Christ came in the way of humility to destroy that pride which is the root of evil in the souls of men. And thus, according to the old medical aphorism, "Opposites are destroyed by their opposites."

    Barnes' Notes on Luke 2:12

    This shall be a sign ... - The evidence by which you shall know the child is that you will find him wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger.